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2006 Chevrolet Aveo

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Lil Blue Aveo
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By BM
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Well I bought this new for my 16 yr old as a first car. I wanted her to have something new, reliable, and warrantied. So far, so good. She has been driving it about 50K miles and 3.5 years with no mechanical issues. She has had some brim and tire issues though. Chevy didn't want to hear anything about it though. After about 16K miles the tires were bald as a babies butt. She purchased some 40K Firestones and they are lasting. I was thinking it was a normal junky chevy front end or junky calipers etc ruining the tires but I guess it was the "no good" stock tires they put on it. Anyway, She has rode this sucker pretty hard in 3.5 years. She has been "ramming like a teenager".


Best Features

Decent gas mileage maybe 35 mph (Highway), cool interior, roomy interior and reliability overall.


Worst Features

Junk stock tires, small tires, cheap steel rims that bend easy (didn't have room earlier to mention) and Chevy won't replace. Body easily dented


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Good ,But Not GREAT.
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By FlaBear
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car at the height of the high gas prices. Expected HUGE gas savings. BUT I have never gotten better than 18mpg in the city,and that is driving no 'pedal to the metal' ever. 'Fun driving' drops it even more. I got better mileage in the truck I traded in for this car. Mechanically it is solid. But trim pieces fade fast,paint is easily scratched,hatch release lever has broken 10 times! All 'fixed' under warranty. But now warranty is gone,and minor things are wearing fast. Nothing major,yet. Kind of fun to drive. Easy to add options that 99% other Aveos don't have. Like FACTORY side molding, tint,aftermarket wheel covers,and graphics kits. Easy to park,and lots of storage in the HB.


Best Features

Tilt steering wheel,split/flat folding rear seating,firm seats,rear hatch wiper,high drivers seating provides a clear view of the road,pretty fast from a dead stop,but not a lot of power unless you push it hard.


Worst Features

Better REAL mpg,longer bumper to bumper warranty,better/thicker paint,scratches VERY easily,larger brakes,braking distance is far without ABS,closer transmission shifts on the automatic models.


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Dont buy this junk.
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By jerseyjoe
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I guess the old saying is you get what you pay for. Well in 2007 I bought a 2006 aveo with 16, ooo miles on it and its been in the shop every few months for one thing or another. 1st thing was bad a/c compressor. 2nd thing was faulty computer-and now that the 3 year warranty is up and the vehicle only having 27,000 miles the freeze plug went on it causing the car to over heat blowing the head gasket, so I have a 3 year old car with 27,000 miles that needs a new engine, this car is not reliable or safe. Do yourself a favor and dont but this car. Its imported junk with a Chevy emblem on it. No Wonder gm went bankrupt.


Best Features

trunk and interior space.


Worst Features

the whole car needs improvements from power train to body design.


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Falling apart
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By tnkgrl
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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My car just started having problems. It is falling apart. I loved it until now. ABS cab and the throttle actuator control module went out in two months apart from each other. 46000 miles.


Best Features

throttle actuator control module and ABS cab


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It "sips" the gas
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By Avalon1
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased the car as a rental return not expecting too much for an econo-box. I have been pleasantly surprised. On a trip to sf (253 mile) we got 41 mi to the gallon. The pick-up is zippy and have had no problems in two years. There have been some minor electrical glitches, but no worse than any other car. Get real, this is a cheap car, take what you get. If it is a lemon make some noise. Americans all want a Mercedes for escort price.


Best Features

Interior roomy Nice pick up great MPG Good visibility,AC good


Worst Features

Better handling in the wind. Improved electrical


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